The two food floors below Isetan Department Store are a wonderland of culinary delights. They’re the best high-end supermarket in the Kyoto Station Area.
The two Isetan Department Food Floors are classic examples of “depachika” (department store food floors). On the B1 floor, you’ll find a huge variety of wagashi (Japanese sweets), food gifts and Western-style confectionary. Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, just browsing here is fun and it’s a great way to kill some time while waiting for a train. On the B2 floor, you’ll find the rest of the usual suspects: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and a fantastic selection of prepared food (great if you’re staying near Kyoto Station and self-catering).
Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori, Shiokoji sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
Connected to JR Kyoto Station (inside Kyoto Station Building)
Where Is This Place Located?See these places on our Kyoto Google map:
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See my complete list of hand-picked recommendations for the Kyoto Station Area, including things to do, places to eat and places to stay.
Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
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